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Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol' Tops Most Downloaded Books from Library List for Second Consecutive Month
Nov 04, 2009 (12:11 PM EST)


CLEVELAND, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- OverDrive ( HASH(0x12e6a00) HASH(0x12f34c0) ), the leading global distributor of audiobooks, eBooks, and more to libraries, today announced the 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' for October 2009. For complete lists, visit . For the second consecutive month, Dan Brown's international bestseller "The Lost Symbol" was the most downloaded audiobook and eBook in the adult fiction category. Nevada Barr's "13 1/2" broke into the top ten on the most downloaded adult fiction audiobooks list. Audiobooks and eBooks by Greg Mortenson, John Grisham, and Janet Evanovich were also among the most downloaded books from OverDrive-powered libraries last month.

The 'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' lists are organized by subject and format, and compiled based on activity at more than 9,000 libraries in the OverDrive global network. Complete lists for audiobooks and eBooks in adult fiction, adult nonfiction, juvenile fiction, and juvenile nonfiction are available at HASH(0x130b0c0) .

Most Downloaded Audiobooks from the Library - Adult Fiction (October 2009) Months Rank Title Author Publisher on List ---- ----- ------ --------- ------- 1 The Lost Symbol Dan Brown Books on Tape 2 2 The Time Traveler's Audrey HighBridge Wife Niffenegger Company 5 3 Finger Lickin' Janet Evanovich BBC Audiobooks Fifteen America 5 4 The 8th Confession James Patterson, Books on Tape Maxine Paetro 7 5 The Host Stephenie Meyer Books on Tape 18 6 13 1/2 Nevada Barr Brilliance Audio 2 7 1st to Die James Patterson Hachette Audio 22 8 Vision in White Nora Roberts Brilliance Audio 7 9 Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand Blackstone Audio 15 10 The Associate John Grisham Books on Tape 10

OverDrive provides download services for more than 9,000 libraries, retailers, and schools worldwide with support for PC, Mac(R), and Sony(R) Reader(TM), as well as the largest collection of iPod(R)-compatible audiobooks for libraries. To see if your public library is a member of the OverDrive network, visit HASH(0x130c5b0) HASH(0x130c7d0) . OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile ( ), a high-tech 18-wheeler traveling North America on behalf of public libraries to raise awareness about free library downloads.

'Most Downloaded Books from the Library' lists are developed based on a formula that includes books checked out and on a waiting list at OverDrive-powered libraries.

OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers serving millions of end users. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH. HASH(0x130fb00)

Contact: David Burleigh OverDrive, Inc. 216-573-6886 x218 dburleigh@OverDrive.com

CONTACT: David Burleigh of OverDrive, Inc., +1-216-573-6886, ext. 218, dburleigh@OverDrive.com

Web site: http://www.overdrive.com/